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or given back to the environment through culture, through arts and through many of the hard work and we will unveil who will receive this dedication today. as many of you know trees are very important for our communities. they provide us shade, they deter water from going into our storm systems, they provide a place for birds and butterflies and of course they help us clean our air. arbor day is a very important event. it is celebrated not just in america, but all over the world and i'm honored that we are kicking this event. i would like to thank the mayor for bringing arbor day back to san francisco. this is our 8th arbor day. i will welcome mayor lee to the stage. >> thank you the dpw, the recreation department, to all of those who helped us in working today. arbor day, it is an annual celebration that we have struggled very hard to make sure this city appreciate because the trees are part of a great answer and solution to reducing carbon emissions and be sure we have greenery and beautification for our citizens. a lot of my friends celebrated chinese new years in china and this year
, and we need to make physical changes to our pedestrian environment to make them safer, to have shorter crossing distances, to have better and safer environments so that cars and bikes and pedestrians could all coexist and be safe. thank you president chiu for raising the issue of number of agencies are involved which is large, and i am glad there has been some improvement in coordination that i can only imagine what it was like back then because i will be honest i think we have a lot of work to do to improve interagency coordination around pedestrian safety improvements. i don't think we have narrowly enough coordination. we have some excellent people working on the issues in the various departments and in a vacuum they do terrific work but what i see over and over again in my district every time you try to do a pedestrian upgrade it's like running an obstacle course and you have different departments and objections and they're not talking to each other and it could be any person in that department. it's not always escalated to the top so it's a very disjointed process. where i see
. there is another program with the department of environment that we're collaborating with and we're hoping to address that issue. >> so, very quickly, moving on, just some quick lessons learned on how we can improve our program. again, parent caregiver outreach is crucial. we really need to reach the whole family, not just the students. and not just the staff at the school. it's really the parents and caregivers are key. and that regular walking and rolling events are critical in getting more families out there walking and biking. and, so, we want to establish these regular walking school buses and regular bike training either separately or together. what we're proposing to do with the cycle [speaker not understood] from mtc, there are a number of changes and a number of things we'd like to keep. first of all, we'd like to expand the program right now. we're working in 15 schools. we'd like to explain that to 40. this is the only source of funding that actually allows -- the only source of grant funding that allows us to go up to high school. so, we're going to propose -- continue working
reflect environment review. dictionary tends to provide dictionary -- dictatorial [speaker not understood]. we the people have addressed so many times. [speaker not understood] education, schooling, work is based upon capital currency [speaker not understood]. monopoly capitalist, imperialist, racialist, [speaker not understood], surrounding planet earth sovereign nations with military basins defending its interests. witness 77 6 victory of african-american negro slave owners, declaration of independence, [speaker not understood] amendment of the constitution, fortification of the nation. this is such a timing for heart beat cloaked, environment review with this media entertainment, advertising industry, supernatural in party, opposition, an aura of fascist language, inflections, market speculation, 2013 pitch, who's who, mental health, george washington, and thomas jefferson, african negro slave owners, presidents, [speaker not understood] democracy dictatorship. 17 76, 2013, this reading given two minutes. >> thank you very much. before the next speaker, we have a 3:30 special commendat
at it as an environment problem, environmental right to save streets, as an environmental protection issue. not just simply who is to blame? who did something wrong? it's important to take a balanced approach to that, so one of the important causes is kind of intuitive but we don't focus on. it's the traffic itself. one fifth of the variation from neighborhood to neighborhood is the differences in traffic. the second important cause is vehicle speed. vehicle speed is really responsible for all of the serious fatal and serious injuries. it's a contributing cause. if the vehicle didn't hit you very fast you're not likely to die and we know we will have pedestrians and vehicles bump into each other. maybe we can't avoid that but we can avoid the death focus we slow the speed down. while we assess speeding and we know that 20% of the injury collisions are attributable to speeding we don't know what the impact of speed itself is because people are traveling 5/10 miles over the limit and not considered speeding yet that limit is having important and direct impact on serious injuries and fatalitie
've taken a lot of time to benefit the environment and it will be a benefit to the neighborhood and to the neighbors with the view of their house. i really think this is a great design for a family house their maintaining what's there and they're asking for the variance to be maintained. i really support that project. thank you very much >> thank you any other public comments? please step forward >> good evening maybe i'm the last one we can all go home arrest i'm frank morris. my family as lived in this area for over 70 years. i've lived they're there for 3 seven years. tights real a shame we're here at this point. we all want our neighbors to get what they need but not as an expense to the neighborhood. first one was the variance that took the two parking spaces in their driveway sometimes there's 3 cars in that driveway. they were allowed to take the garage space and make that that an apartment. the second thing is the variance allows the building to be the highest densest on the block. i have 2 thousand square foot on exactly 4 though square feet they have 21 hundred and t
of it is just demand in the economy. >> market environment. >> part of it was the premiums being added in because of the uncertainty about how it was going to play out. >> there was all set in the competition played a huge part.
to a safe and supportive learning environment. and we know that the right to that environment is critical to having an education. schools across california, including some of the state's largest school districts, are already accepting and supporting their transgender students and that's something that we're proud of to do here in san francisco, but we need to do more. and one of the things that is happening with many of these students is that you look at the suicide rates and their high. and it's important for san francisco to continue to speak out in support of these students. and, so, i ask for your support for passage of assembly bill 12 66. i want to thank my colleagues for their co-sponsorship, supervisor wiener, supervisor mar, supervisor avalos, and supervisor kim. the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor campos. supervisor chiu. >> thank you, colleagues. i have a brief item i'm introducing a resolution to urge the california state legislature to pass assembly bill 900 which would reverse reductions that were made in our state budget process a few years ago in medi-cal reimburse
companies are in seeking oil and the impacts that it has on our environment whether it is the gulf coast or the tar sands or the habitats around the world like in ecuador and so we have a responsibility to apply to the people of the world and i hope that we can take that action here as the board of supervisors of san francisco. >> thanks, supervisor avalos for the hearing. i want to thank everyone no came out and spoke today. i could not agree more about climate change and the urgency that we have to act as a country and a nation, internationally and locally. and this is certainly one way to have that discussion. and so, i firmly believe in the idea. and i want to thank the people who came out to talk about that and i think that everyone really respects the passion that everyone has, especially the students that koim out, thank you all if you are all still here and thank you for taking the time. so, in terms of resolution, a few concerns. one, i especially my colleagues know and they have... we pass on resolutions but this is on the level that this is a larger matter that we will have to
, there is clear evidence that in fact, there is impacts to the environment based on activities of these companies. >> thank you. >> and do you think that our investments that we have in fossil fuel companies have the power to hold fossil fuel companies accountable? >> i would say that san francisco employment retirement holdings, probably not. and i don't think that they will necessarily miss our investment in those companies. but, i think that if we were to engage in other plans across the united states and the california plans and then our voice becomes stronger. >> i think that is kind of what is happening in seattle, san francisco, college campuses, seems to be building. and that is exactly how this sort of unfolds, and that is, we can at a level one, vote appropriately on anything that comes before the share holdings, if that is not successful in changing the behavior, and i mean the policy for a reason has three steps and the policy is stated that they, the board wants it to go through the three steps, because divestment, they recognize back in 1988, and today, it is not necessarily drastic
their children are in a high care quality environment. and people who take care of children for a living every day are very often not recognized especially in terms of compensation. the median income in the country for child care teachers is $11.14. san francisco i think might be a little bit higher but not by a lot. people who take care of their own children can't afford to take care of their families. i want to thank you for this honor. we look forward to working with you the next few years. our organization is really interested in helping make early childhood become a sustainable place to work, a highly professional, highly competitive work force where people can afford to care for their own families and we look forward to working with you all on that journey. thank you. (applause) >> thank you, supervisor yee, and thank you to the san francisco child care providers association and the family child care association of san francisco. colleague, we do have one more special commendation, but it will be offered at 3:30 jointly by supervisors farrell and breed. so, with that, madam clerk, why do
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